Review exercises for Mandarin Express Basic Level lessons

As students progress, exercises for reviewing their Mandarin lessons are becoming more and more important. These short videos serve just that purpose, giving students a chance to look back what they have learned in their Mandarin classes. All videos consist of only images. Students can describe the videos in Mandarin, add more appropriate information, or improvise will full details. 

Videos are made based on the content of Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book and Mandarin Express Basic Level B Student’s Book.

Express business information in Chinese

Lesson 1 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

This short video is used to review and practice how to introduce a business in Chinese, lesson 1 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Describe work schedule in Chinese

Lesson 2 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

This short video is used to review and practice describing work schedule in Chinese, lesson 2 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Go shopping in Chinese

Lesson 3 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

This video is used as a role play to practice shopping, comparing objects in Chinese, lesson 3 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Listen to music

Lesson 4 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Describe this video in Chinese, practicing new vocabulary learned in the lesson related to music, TV program, and etc, lesson 4 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book. Unlike other review exercises, music matters in this video, definitely not background music!

Family events

Lesson 5 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Use your imagination and this video as a cue to talk about family members in Chinese. Talk about who they are, what they do and anything new about them, the topic covered in lesson 5 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Too shy to say it

Lesson 6 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Use this video as props and tell a story in Chinese about a girl is too shy to say anything, adding all the details you can think of, such as who they are, what they are like, and etc. Focus on the words and expressions introduced in Lesson 6 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

What would you like to order

Lesson 7 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Use this video as cues to practice naming food in Chinese, and ordering food in a restaurant. Students are encouraged to add as many more details as they can. Focus on the words and expressions introduced in Lesson 7 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

What’s on this weekend?

Lesson 8 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Use this video as cues and write a conversation between two friends as they plan what to do for the coming weekend, what their options are and their preferences. Students are encouraged to add more information as they deem appropriate. Practice new words and structures learned in Lesson 8 in Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book.

Travelling

Lesson 9 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Describe the video, tell a story about it, and use as many new words as you can. Students are encouraged to add more details to make the story better.

My wonderful trip

Lesson 10 Review - Mandarin Express Basic Level A

Students are invited to become the character in this video and tell the class about a wonderful trip he had. Students are encouraged to add as many details as they can.


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